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Sense of Direction?

I think one of the oddest things I find about re-dedicating myself to the path of sainthood is that I have at present absolutely no idea about what it is that I will do. I haven’t got any great plans for converting the world or tending the sick or raising vast sums for charity or spending all day in prayer interceding for others.

In fact I feel that to have any such ideas would be asking for trouble. All I feel is that I need to be open to whatever God asks me to do, minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day.

Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 01:29PM by Registered CommenterSi Fractus Fortis | Comments4 Comments

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I think your attention to plenary indulgences is a good (saintly) thing, and a practice which is much neglected. I still haven't managed it yet.

March 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Dear Melissa,

It is strange how completely teaching about indulgences has disappeared from the Church. I think it's because we have lost sight of just how difficult salvation is. And I don't just mean difficult for us - I mean difficult for God.

Which cost God the more? Creating the universe, the world and humankind or redeeming humankind? God literally had to sweat blood to redeem us. Can you imagine the agony he put himself through. And yet most Christians these days regard it as an easy thing. It'll be all right on the day - God's a nice guy and he'll forgive us.

March 26, 2009 | Registered CommenterSi Fractus Fortis

How to be a saint. I've read vast amounts of material, and have come to the conclusion that I can but commit to grow in holiness, and then trust in the Lord. My morning prayer is the Prayer of St. Francis -- Make me an instrument of thy peace. If I but will that, then I trust that God will guide me to the proper actions. Since I made my pledge to give my life to him, I have been the chairman of 3 charities, and on the boards of 3 others. I have helped thousands of people with the talents He gave me -- and he led me to the opportunities to use those talents. Have faith! It's the first and primary point of growing in holiness.

February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTom Salapatek

I think I've come to the same conclusion, Tom!

March 1, 2010 | Registered CommenterSi Fractus Fortis

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